City Something May 31- June 6

Monday's Top Picks for arts and entertainment in Victoria from May 31 to June 6.

Wintersleep is playing the kickoff party for the Victoria International Cycling Festival Saturday, June 2 at Phillips Brewery.

Wintersleep rocks the Phillips Brewery




Juno award-winning, Nova Scotian indie rockband  Wintersleep is bringing its soaring sound to the Phillips Brewery for the kick-off party to the Victoria International Cycling Festival Sat., June 2 at 6pm.

Wintersleep is about to release its fourth album Hello Hum June 12 and will be playing a mix of tunes from its repertoire at the show, which also features We Are The City and other special guests.

“We’ll start off with a few songs on the new record that seem really appropriate to kick off the show with, ‘Hello Hum’ and ‘In Came the Flood’,” says drummer Loel Campbell.

These are also the first two songs on the new record. “If it works there, hopefully it works live, too. ‘Hello Hum’s got this meandering quality that draws you in, then ‘In Came the Flood’ has a groovy, instantly gratifying sound you can dance to.”

This is the first of a number of shows planned for the loading dock in the back lot of Phillips Brewery this summer (including USS July 6 and Jon and Roy June 30), which brewery owner Matt Phillips says was built intentionally to convert into a stage.

“It’s such a great concert venue,” says Phillips “When we put in the loading ramp, we did it with the idea that it could double function as an amphitheatre. When it was just level ground, it didn’t have the same presence.”

Tickets $25 at Lyle’s and Ditch. M




Wolfheart CD Release

















Discover the animal in you at Lucky Bar Saturday night (8pm) when local trio Wolfheart releases its debut album Subtle Bodies.

Fresh out of Victoria’s Baker Studios (home of Cowboy Junkies, Alex Cuba, Daniel Lapp) local female-fronted rock band Wolfheart paid for most of the recording costs through the financial support of fans on popular crowd-funding website

A convergence of three animal souls, Wolfheart brings pounding drums and pumping bass, woven with emotional lyrics and an existential philosophy. The band will be joined by its producer Brandon DeLyzer (Celebrity Traffic), who’ll be filling out the sound with keys, guitars and mysterious moods. Wolfheart will also be joined by alternative trio River, whose album Light Up to Burn Out was released in December.

Tickets are $12 in advance at Lyle’s Place and Ditch Records. Everyone gets a free copy of Subtle Bodies with their ticket. M

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